November 20, 1928 — January 1, 2018
CORINTH — Rosella M. Butler, 89, of Heath Street Extension, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Nov. 20, 1928 in Corinth, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Blanche (Rockwell) Lawrence.
Rosella graduated from Corinth High School in 1945 and attended Albany Business College.
She married John W. Butler on March 16, 1947 in Corinth, and the couple resided on Heath Street for many years. He passed away May 11, 2000 following 53 years of marriage.
Rosella was employed as a bookkeeper for Arthur Eggleston Oil in Corinth and also worked at the Corinth Newsroom, Agway in South Glens Falls, Petruzzo’s in Corinth and did the year-end books for Fred Elms.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corinth, the Corinth Grange, and was a former member of Girl Scouts Troop 59 of Corinth and of the VFW auxiliary.
Rosella enjoyed crossword puzzles, picture puzzles, working in her yard, car rides, picnics and spending time with her family.
Besides her husband and her parents, she was also predeceased by three sons, Darrell A. Butler, Charles S. Butler and his wife, Julie, and Scott A. Butler; one daughter, Wendy L. Millis; one brother, Keith Lawrence and his wife, Alice; one sister, Patricia Lindsey; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Survivors include six children, John “Peter” Butler (Mary) of Gansevoort, Cindy B. Allen (Timothy) of Queensbury, Clifford Butler (Kathy) of Corinth, Adam Butler of Corinth, Joel Butler (Leslie Smith) of Cobleskill and Neil Butler of Corinth; brother-in-law, Douglas Lindsey of Gloversville, and two sisters-in-law, Rose Butler of Corinth and Camille Mangan of Lake Luzerne; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held on May 12 at a time to be announced at Corinth Rural Cemetery on Route 9N in Corinth.
At Rosella’s request, there are no calling hours scheduled.
The family wishes to thank the therapists and nurses from Kindred At-Home services and also her health-care providers for the kindness and care shown to Rosella during her illness.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or the woundedwarriorproject.org, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8527.
Arrangements are under the direction of Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.